Jaguar F -Type Project 7 Makes Dynamic World Debut


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AUTO CENTRAL, UK --July 7, 2014: F-TYPE Project 7 made its world dynamic debut in front of packed crowds at Le Mans Classic this weekend as Jaguar also celebrated the D-type’s 60th anniversary The Jaguar-entered D-type driven by Gary Pearson and journalist Chris Harris took overall victory in Grid 3 – for cars from 1957-1961 F-TYPE Project 7 completed demonstration laps throughout the weekend alongside the very first D-type, and with fleet of F-TYPE R Coupés F-TYPE Project 7 will be Jaguar’s fastest production car to date: with 575PS and 680Nm from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, it will reach 60mph in 3.8-sec (0-100 km/h in 3.9-sec) with a top speed of 186mph (300km/h) F-TYPE Project 7 – the most powerful and fastest production Jaguar to date – made its dynamic debut in front of packed crowds during the Le Mans Classic race meeting over the weekend of 4-6 July.

In celebration of the Jaguar D-type’s 60th anniversary – a car which won at Le Mans three times and which inspired Project 7’s genesis – F-TYPE Project 7 completed its demonstration laps throughout the weekend alongside the very first D-type ever built, and with several examples of the all-new F-TYPE R Coupé.

On-track, numerous Jaguars were competing throughout the 24 hours of Le Mans Classic, but the highlight was the victory in Grid 3 (for cars from 1957-1961) by the Jaguar-entered D-type driven by Gary Pearson and journalist Chris Harris.

F-TYPE Project 7 is a fully road-legal two-seater roadster, which will be built by Jaguar Land Rover’s newly established Special Operations division. Of all aluminium construction and with bespoke carbon-fibre aerodynamic aids, a unique suspension tune, 80kg weight reduction and 575PS power output, F-TYPE Project 7 will deliver a truly focused driving experience. Carbon Ceramic brakes, Torque Vectoring by Braking and race-inspired seats are all standard features.

2014 JAGUAR F-TYPE PROJECT 7: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION*

*All figures are manufacturer’s estimates and subject to final confirmation ahead of production

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine capacity (cc) 5000
Cylinders 8
Valves per cylinder 4
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke (mm) 92.5/93.0
Bore/stroke (inches) 3.64/3.66
Transmission 8-speed ‘Quickshift’
PERFORMANCE
0-60mph (sec) 3.8
0-100km/h (sec) 3.9
Top speed (mph) 186, electronically limited
Top speed (km/h) 300, electronically limited
Power (PS@rpm) 575@6500
Power (kW@rpm) 423@6500
Torque (lb ft@rpm) 502@2500-5500
Torque (Nm@rpm) 680@2500-5500
Wheels 20-inch ‘Storm’ alloy, in gloss black
Tyres - size 255/35/20 (front) 295/30/20 (rear)
Tyres - make
Standard:
Optional:

Pirelli P Zero
Continental ForceContact
DIMENSIONS
Length (mm) 4519
Length (in) 178
Width excl (mm) 1923
Width excl (in) 75.7
Height (mm, without roof) 1277
Height (in, without roof) 50.3
Wheelbase (mm) 2622
Wheelbase (in) 103.2
Fuel tank capacity (litres) 72
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 15.8
Weight (kg) 1585
Weight (lbs) 3495
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